Best Diet for Fatty Liver & Diabetes

Best Diet for Fatty Liver & Diabetes

There are two subjects that people have been talking about on YouTube: fatty liver and insulin resistance related to eating fat and ketosis. Two doctors that I watch, Dr. Greger and Dr. Berg, have talked about this, but I need to put in my two cents because there are some missing data. Let’s dive into the two topics and discover the best diet for fatty liver and diabetes.

1. Fatty liver

Dr. Greger says that chronic disease is fat deposited in the abdomen and in the organs of the abdomen, and I agree with that; that’s a true statement. His next statement, however, is that in order to prevent that, you have to go vegan, and that isn’t true. In fact, ketosis is better at cleaning up all that fat.

Dr. Berg has read his Guyton physiology textbook in his videos, and, reading from the textbook, he says that ketosis is a low insulin state, which results in fat deposition in the liver. There’s new research that disproves that—check out the link below—and then think about it logically: when you go into ketosis and your body’s burning fat, all the cells are burning fat. Fat is pulled from everywhere. Ketosis won’t pull fat from everywhere except your liver or put fat in your liver while it’s cleaning everything else up… that doesn’t make any sense. Ketosis is going to clean up everywhere, including your liver.

I talked to a guy yesterday on the phone, and he bicycles for exercise, and some days he’ll do 100 miles or 200 miles in one day. And he told me that the last time he biked, at mile 120, he got this energy suddenly, and then he started passing everybody. That’s because, at that moment, his body went into ketosis. During that time bicycling in that great state of health, in the middle of a 200-mile bike ride, was his body creating chronic disease by depositing fat in the liver? No, it was cleaning up the liver.

Likewise, if you go into ketosis after four days of fasting, and now you’re on day six or seven or eight, your body isn’t creating disease by depositing fat in your liver! There are many benefits of ketosis because it’s cleaning the liver and cleaning all your organs. Fatty liver disease is actually solved by ketosis.

In the link below, there’s a study showing that there’s a noticeable improvement in the fatty liver problem in just three days of ketosis. That’s ridiculously fast. A nutrient that helps with cleaning up fatty liver, by the way, is choline, which is in dietary fat, and can be found in supplement form too.

2. Insulin Resistance

Dr. Greger says in one of his videos that insulin resistance is when the cells are filled with fat, and that prevents insulin from working on the cells, therefore,  dietary fat is the cause of diabetes. That’s what he says, and it isn’t true.

So then, what is the cause of diabetes? It’s sugar consumption. Keep in mind, however, if you add dietary fat into the equation, and you’re eating sugar plus fat, now that’s the worst thing you can do.

Dr. Berg had a rebuttal to Dr. Greger, and Dr. Berg had his physiology textbook out, and it says, basically, that there are different causes of insulin resistance. His rebuttal is that nowhere in the textbook does it say that fat in the cell is a cause of diabetes. You can argue back and forth about who’s right, is it Berg or is it Greger—Greger has newer information, new research—but the point is, the solution to insulin resistance is always the same: ketosis.

If it is
the fat in the cells that causes diabetes, how do you get the fat out? You go into ketosis and it cleans it out. Ketosis cleans the cells of fat, it cleans the liver of fat, it cleans your organs of fat, it cleans your body of unwanted fat.

A study on ketosis:

I was at a seminar in January of 2017 called Low Carb USA in Florida. There’s this particular study I want to reference. In summary, there were three categories of mice, one was on the  Western Diet (WD), the second group was on a ketogenic diet (KD), and the third was the control group (standard Rat Chow). At the conclusion of the experiment, they sacrificed the mice, weighed the organs, and looked at the health of the organs, and tested the blood. They had opened up their abdomen, and you can see that the high carbohydrate mice had fat embedded in their abdomen and the organs looked sick—they looked brown when they should have been pink. The ketogenic mice were lean throughout and their organs were pink and healthy. The bottom line is, if you want to solve either of these problems like fatty liver or insulin resistance, do ketosis! It can be a wonderful fatty liver and diabetes diet.

https://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/fatty-liver-disease.html

Dr. Darren Schmidt

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Ketogenic Lifestyle Tips for Success [Updated]

Ketogenic Lifestyle Tips for Success [Updated]

The Ketogenic Lifestyle

To be successful with the ketogenic diet lifestyle you only need to remember one thing… your carbohydrate intake needs to be less than 20 grams per day.

It is not complex. Here are a few tips to help you achieve keto as a lifestyle.

All 3 Macronutrients are Related to Each Other

As you lower your carbs, the other two macronutrients need to be addressed- fat and protein.

It is important to have as much protein as needed to maintain the structure of your body. Target for your ideal weight in grams. This is a very loose rule but easy to work with. For example, if you weight 180 and your ideal weight is 150 then try to get 150 grams of protein per day. Not 150 grams of meat but 150 grams of protein. Use cronometer.com to track these numbers.

ketogenic lifestyleCycle In and Out of Ketosis

Getting into ketosis for the first time may take a few weeks. Once you are in it, you then may choose to come out by raising the carbs up. Then you go back into ketosis. Cycling in and out is where you get the greatest benefit although this is debatable but you need to figure this out for yourself. When you go into ketosis you lower your insulin, sugar and mtor (insulin for protein) and other things that help decrease inflammation and reverse disease. Then you come out of ketosis to raise sugar, insulin, etc. You raise and lower these hormones and other factors on a regular basis.

This is BALANCE. It’s like setting your thermostat to 70 in your house. The heat goes up and down from 71 to 69. Up and down is balance.

Another value to cycling in and out of ketosis is your cells adapt to using one fuel, sugar, then the other, ketones. It’s like a hybrid car that seamlessly goes from gas to electric then back to gas. Healthy cells get stronger when you cycle from sugar to ketones whereas unhealthy, sick cells cannot so they die.

Depending on your health goals you may want to get into ketosis all the time, a few times a year, or half the month.

Be Cautious with Exogenous Ketones

Exogenous ketones are a powder ketone supplement. Going into ketosis naturally with your diet is optimal. Your ketones naturally go up and your glucose and insulin naturally decrease. If you consume powdered ketones, your glucose and insulin remain high while ketones go up and that is a potentially dangerous state for your body to be in. This is especially harmful to people trying to heal from chronic illnesses.

Measure

You’ve been measuring your ketogenicity in your food with Cronometer, now it’s time to measure it in your body. Measuring your glucose and ketones takes all the mystery out of whether you are in ketosis or not. I’ve had many people that were in ketosis or ate ketogenically but when we test their blood, it’s as though they had done nothing at all even though they had lost weight!

The best, most accurate way to measure it is through blood testing with a device  we recommend, called Keto-Mojo. There are plenty of videos on youtube about how to use it. You can also test your urine or breath for ketones. These are cheaper and less accurate but still valuable.

Yours in health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt

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Resolving Chronic Illness

Resolving Chronic Illness

Resolving chronic illness doesn’t need to be complicated.

What causes chronic illness? The single most common mechanism of chronic illness was widely known from the 1920s through the 1950s. It was forgotten or squashed around 1961.

That mechanism is a nutritional deficiency or toxicity of the liver causing “lactic acidosis.” The main cause is eating excessive amounts of carbohydrate foods, including sugar, that is deficient in all 50 to 100 B vitamins.

Lactic Acidosis is an increase in the waste products of sugar digestion relative to oxygen in the blood.

These waste products make arteries and capillaries dilate. Now the capillaries have an excess amount of waste, a deficiency of oxygen, and slowness of circulation. This capillary engorgement of toxic, hypoxic blood causes the cells in that area to die. Cell death leads to organ death which creates a classic pattern of symptoms depending on which organ. Don’t be fooled into treating these symptoms; you must treat the cause and the mechanism

LA-image-blogAll chronic disease is, is a gradient level of lactic acidosis.

You can have a small amount in a localized area. In the end, an extreme amount puts you in the hospital. Disease names and drugs are given to treat the symptoms, as the progression of this mechanism continues.

Other wastes that crowd out oxygen in the blood are mold, chemicals, and metal toxins. The mechanism described above remains the same. Conventional medicine ignores these and all of their natural solutions.

I discovered this mechanism from old medical books and nutrition articles to resolve my toxic black mold exposure. If you need chronic illness help and would like to see if our services are for you, take the first step and see what Nutrition Counseling is HERE.

Yours in health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt

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What You Need to Know About Ketosis for Weight Loss

What You Need to Know About Ketosis for Weight Loss

Our body burns fuel from only three sources to produce energy: sugar, fat, and ketones.

Your body will use the fuel that is most plentiful.

Sugar burns inefficiently and leaves four waste products that cause disease and inflammation. It also burns quickly causing you to be hungry more often, eat more, gain weight, and cause inflammation and disease. Americans tend to have a diet that is high in sugar and thus their blood is high in sugar.

So how does ketosis help weight loss? Burning fat is great and stops the spread of chronic disease throughout your body. It burns efficiently with no waste products and maintains energy for a long time but isn’t as awesome as burning ketones.

Ketones are water-soluble chemicals in the body made from fat. To convert your body to using ketones, called ketosis, you must increase your healthy fat intake and reduce your carbohydrate and protein intake. There are several ways to do this. Learn more about ketosis for weight loss below.

Ketosis turns off your bad DNA, reduces inflammation, lengthens telomeres, reduces insulin, reduces MTOR, reduces blood sugar, reduces inflammation, turns on the brain, provides incredible endurance, and detoxifies the body. It MUST be cycled until determined otherwise, you do in and out of ketosis.

ketosis vs lactic acidosis ImageGetting into ketosis is an ancient therapy that is best done with professional help. The practitioners at The Nutritional Healing Center have researched many methods of getting someone into Ketosis and when it should be done. Our practitioners can guide you on your journey to better health with an individualized eating plan to get your body into Ketosis and testing to see when you are in Ketosis. We are here to help you achieve optimal health and feel your best! Call now to speak to our Patient Coordinator at 734-302-7575. We also have videos about how to achieve ketosis.

What kind of stress do you have?

What kind of stress do you have?

What kind of stress and fatigue do you have?

There are four different types of stress and fatigue—

These are all poorly diagnosed and treated in conventional medicine. Holistic doctors and practitioners like us have a greater handle on these problems. Learn the symptoms of high stress and how to relieve stress below.

1.  Cerebellum Stress and Fatigue

Symplady stressedtoms:

  • You don’t want to look at a computer screen despite the work you still have to do.
  • Eyes feel fatigued even with the right corrective lenses.
  • The brain fatigue is worse on Friday than it is on Monday. Some recovery occurs over the weekend.
  • It’s harder to concentrate to figure out problems.
  • You rub temples or forehead for relief.
  • Thinking is slower.
  • Words, numbers, and letters get scrambled in the brain and when speaking.
  • Difficulty to put attention on subjects other than what you’re well trained to do at work.
  • You’re grumpy, and you don’t know why.
  • Cloudy thinking.
  • It takes longer to gather your thoughts or find words.
  • One-track-thinking dominates over thinking multiply.
  • You care less.
  • Not taking on bigger tasks due to inability to stretch mental function.
  • Naps don’t bring refreshment.
  • Memory is not as powerful.

The three biggest causes are: 1) looking at a computer screen 2) thinking/problem solving 3) stressful situations. Doing all of these at the same time takes quite a toll on the brain. Doing them for a week or a whole career builds up.

2.  Full Nervous System Stress

man exhaustedSymptoms:

  • Body won’t wake up in the morning.
  • Loss of coordination.
  • Shaking in the hands when doing fine movements.
  • Both brain and body are exhausted.

Adrenal Stress

Symptoms:

  • Hitting the snooze button in the morning.
  • Needing to take a nap then waking feeling refreshed.
  • Fatigue an hour after eating.
  • Brain works well and fast, but the body needs to be pushed or pulled along.
  • Pain in the mid back.
  • No desire to get off the couch, exercise, clean.

3.  Thyroid Stress

mother stressedSymptoms:

  • Shoulder and neck pain.
  • Gaining weight.
  • Muscular weakness.
  • Hair loss.
  • Fatigue that does not go away after a nap.
  • Short temper.
  • Loss of physical endurance.

When you have fatigue here are a few things you can do to help it. All four of these natural stress relief solutions are equally important:

  1. Reboot your nervous system by looking at things outside while you go for a walk. As you walk, keep looking at objects and call them out to yourself verbally or in your head. “Tree, sidewalk, car, cloud, leaf, window.” Keep doing this for about 10 to 20 minutes then suddenly your body will take in a deep breath and reset like when you reboot your computer. When this happens, your nervous system, including your eyes and brain, is reset. Try it, it works. You’re not walking for exercise or cardio when doing this.
  2. Eat natural saturated fat and cholesterol. These fats have never caused heart disease so don’t be afraid of them. You’re eating these because that is what your brain is made of. Your brain is not made of bread, vegetables, fruit, coffee, antioxidants, protein, soy, water, granola, etc. Get the fat from fatty beef, pork, sausages, bacon, cheese, eggs, fatty fish, and butter. Low-fat dairy, lean meats, chicken sausage, and sushi are not fat enough if your brain is tired. When you eat the fatty foods, you will eat less food overall through the day, and you’ll get leaner and stronger, too. Only the man-made saturated fats like margarine and Crisco shortening cause heart disease.
  3. Stop looking at screens or reduce your screen time considerably. When you go home at night, don’t watch tv if you just spent 8 hours looking at a computer screen. That is the time to look at things outside or at a distance.
  4. Take supplements to fix the problem. You can guess or see us for professional expertise, so you’re not wasting time or money.

Yours in health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt

Is Your Brain Fried?

Is Your Brain Fried?

Executives, salespeople, administrators, and the modern office worker you may feel like your brain is fried from overworking!

When Your Brain Gets Overworked (is fried), You May Feel These Brain Fatigue Symptoms:

  • Heavy head
  • You don’t want to look at the computer screen despite the work you still have to do
  • Eyes feel fatigued even with the right corrective lenses
  • The brain fatigue is worse on Friday than it is on Monday. Some recovery occurs over the weekend
  • It’s harder to concentrate on figuring out problems
  • You rub your temples or forehead for relief
  • Slower thinking
  • Words, numbers, and letters get scrambled in your brain and when you speak
  • Difficulty to put attention on subjects other than what you’re well trained to do at work
  • You’re grumpy, and you don’t know why
  • Cloudy thinking
  • It takes longer to gather your thoughts or find words
  • One-track-thinking dominates over thinking multiplies
  • You care less
  • Not taking on bigger tasks due to inability to stretch mental function
  • Naps don’t bring refreshment
  • Memory is not as powerful

Most regular doctors would call this “depression” BUT IT’S NOT! There are no drugs for this; only supplements and healthy food choices will fix these symptoms of overwork.

Woman with brain fatigue looking down with her head in her hand.The Three Biggest Mental Fatigue Causes:

  1. Looking at a computer screen
  2. Thinking/problem-solving
  3. Stressful situations

Doing all of these at the same time takes quite a toll on the brain. Doing them for a week or a whole career builds up.

For comparison, body fatigue looks like these symptoms (just to name a few):

  • Hitting the snooze button in the morning.
  • Needing to take a nap then waking feeling refreshed.
  • Fatigue an hour after eating.
  • The brain works well and fast, but the body needs to be pushed or pulled along.

Body fatigue is also not “depression”. Too many people are on antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs for these two conditions when they just need specific nutrition.

When you have brain fatigue here are a few things you can do to help it.
All four of these are equally important:

  1. Reboot your nervous system by looking at things outside while you go for a walk. As you walk, keep looking at objects and call them out to yourself verbally or in your head. “Tree, sidewalk, car, cloud, leaf, window.” Keep doing this for about 10 to 20 minutes then suddenly your body will take in a deep breath and reset like when you reboot your computer. When this happens, your nervous system, including your eyes and brain, is reset. Try it, it works. You’re not walking for exercise or cardio when doing this.
  2. Eat saturated fat and cholesterol. These fats have never caused heart disease so don’t be afraid of them. You’re eating these because that is what your brain is made of. Your brain is not made of bread, vegetables, fruit, coffee, antioxidants, protein, soy, water, granola, etc. It is made of saturated fat and cholesterol. Get the fat from fatty beef, pork, sausages, bacon, cheese, eggs, fatty fish, and butter. Low-fat dairy, lean meats, chicken sausage, and sushi are not fatty enough if your brain is tired. When you eat the fatty foods, you will eat less food overall through the day, and you’ll get leaner and stronger, too. If you’re eating a vegetarian diet because you read an article saying it’s healthy, then find an article saying it’s unhealthy and follow that advice. See how your body responds to find out which is true for you.
  3. Stop looking at screens or reduce your screen time considerably. When you go home at night, don’t watch TV if you just spent 8 hours looking at a computer screen. That is the time to look at things outside or at a distance.
  4. Take supplements that repair a tired brain like RNA, ginkgo, bacopa, iodine, certain minerals, fish oils, and dare I say….brain. Yes, you read that right. Some supplements actually contain brain in them from lamb or pig. These are fantastic for neurologic repair. You won’t turn into a zombie. Pig brain was a standard food a few decades ago in the product “head cheese” but that’s been slowly taken out of our food supply.

If you are independently wealthy, you can just buy all these supplements and take them. That’s called guessing. Hopefully, it’s what your body needs and it doesn’t reject them.

However, if you don’t know what you need to take, and you are smart with your money, then come in and see us for help with your brain fatigue symptoms. We have helped thousands of people with tired brains and got them back to better functioning levels. I’ve even reversed Alzheimer’s before – twice. Your brain fry may be dreadful but I’ve seen worse, and it isn’t so difficult for me to handle.

Dr. Darren Schmidt

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